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Negotiating Informality: A Range of Policy Needs and Problem-Solving Strategies in Urban Slums

Negotiating Informality: A Range of Policy Needs and Problem-Solving Strategies in Urban Slums

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The State of Cities- #CityConversations with Dr Emily Rains on Negotiating Informality: A Range of Policy Needs and Problem-Solving Strategies in Urban Slums

Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS)IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invites you to

The State of Cities – #CityConversations

Negotiating Informality: A Range of Policy Needs and Problem-Solving Strategies in Urban Slums

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: July 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live

Speaker:

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Dr Emily Rains
Incoming Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Louisiana State University

Emily Rains will begin as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University in August 2021. Her research examines the policy and political implications of urbanization in developing countries, primarily in India. In particular, she is interested in how residents of urban slums mobilize politically and how this affects neighborhood development outcomes. She completed a dual Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University in 2021. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she worked for two years at IDinsight, based in Bihar. 

Discussants:

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Prof Mahalaya Chatterjee
Professor, Centre for Urban Economic Studies, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta

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Dr Jenia Mukherjee
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

Aravind Unni

Mr Aravind Unni
Thematic Lead – Urban Poverty, Indo-Global Social Service Society, Delhi

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Dr Sarani Khatua
Geographer; Former Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Urban Economic Studies, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta, University of Calcutta

Moderator:

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Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI

About the #WebPolicyTalk: Negotiating Informality: A Range of Policy Needs and Problem-Solving Strategies in Urban Slums

Despite their proximity to public servants and public services, slum residents remain largely disconnected from formal institutions. To mitigate vulnerabilities, residents draw on informal political strategies to negotiate with the state for material improvements. Yet, despite a shared context of poverty and informality, residents of different slums vary considerably in how they engage politically. This presentation will describe the wide range of living conditions across Indian slums and explain the diverse political strategies slum residents draw on to problem-solve in the absence of adequate policy supports. Special attention will be paid to livelihood challenges exacerbated by the pandemic and the strategies slum residents have drawn on to cope with the crisis. 

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